Hampton Roads Oyster Gardening Seminars

New Gardeners

NEW GARDENERS: Please read our New Gardeners web page before you register for a seminar.

We ask that that all new oyster gardeners attend one of our New Gardener Seminars in June before gardening their first year. The seminars will teach you how to maintain your oyster garden throughout the coming year. After the seminar you will receive spat-on-shell (baby oysters set on recycled shells) and two 18" x 10" cages to grow them in. We require a $25 fee for this system to offset program costs. Not sure whether or not oyster gardening is for you? Listen and learn for free and only pay if you decide to participate.

CBF is proud to once again partner with Lynnhaven River NOW and the Elizabeth River Project to help expand our oyster gardening program. The Oyster Gardening event in Virginia Beach is co-hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW. The Oyster Gardening event in Norfolk for RiverStar Homes and RiverStar businesses is co-hosted by the Elizabeth River Project.

Registration is now open. Click on the location links below to register.

2019 New Oyster Gardener Seminars
Virginia Beach Saturday, June 8
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Norfolk Thursday, June 13
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Deltaville Saturday, June 15
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Eastern Shore Tuesday, June 18
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Hampton Thursday, June 27
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Smithfield Tuesday, July 9
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Williamsburg Saturday, July 13
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Newport News Tuesday, July 23
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Lancaster Saturday, July 27
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Colonial Beach Tuesday, July 30
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach II Saturday, August 3
9:00-11:00 a.m.

If you have questions regarding CBF's Oyster Gardening program please e-mail, OysterGardener@cbf.org or call 757-644-4125.

**Please wear gloves and relevant protective clothing while handling your oyster shells or float in order to prevent waterborne illness.**

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